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A 31-year-old Houston woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a news release on July 30.

Janet Tapia pleaded guilty on Apr. 28, 2015, to attempting to provide heroin to a federal inmate and was sentenced to 49 months in federal prison on July 29, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Chris Boone, Joseph Majdalani, and Steven Jones explore city sites with issues.

Measures are underway in Beaumont to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, reports the city, and a few city staffers were out and about July 29 discussing problem areas with some local citizens who use power wheelchairs.

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Kenneth Semien, president, Beaumont Area Council of the Blind, honors volunteers

Numerous local businesses and nonprofits, along with members of the community participated in the ADA Symposium & Resource Fair at Rogers Park on July 23 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and learn about local services offered to persons with disabilities.

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Members of the Beaumont City Council recently met to discuss the possibility of a city-sponsored Oktoberfest event, and at a City Council meeting July 28, took a step in that direction, also talking about the potential for other themed events in the future.

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eaumont Fire Rescue responded to a leaking tanker truck.

A tanker truck leaking hazardous material resulted in the closure of several major streets in downtown Beaumont about noon Wednesday, July 29.

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Asuspect who was being booked into the jail spat on a sheriff's deputy

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has released video of a February incident at the county correctional facility in which a deputy struck a handcuffed inmate multiple times after she spat on him. The incident resulted in an internal affairs investigation that led to the officer’s unpaid suspension. He is now back at work.

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Gulf Shores/Orange Beach in Alabama

Retail stores have already designated space for school supplies, uniforms and other back-to-school goodies. Football, volleyball and band practice begins Aug. 3 for most high schools, but it’s not too late to get in one more summer vacation by taking a trip east on Interstate 10.

Baton Rouge

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Michael Hoke uses a net to collect bottom organisms; teachers examine them.

A group of area science teachers embarked on the Big Thicket Association’s 45-foot excursion boat, the Ivory Bill, Friday, July 17, to conduct water testing on Ten Mile Bayou, part of the Big Thicket Preserve.

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Jeff Bauman

Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who later was able to identify the bombers, will be the speaker for the LIT Foundation Salute to Real American Heroes on Sept. 10.

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A man who has been arrested previously for impersonating local law enforcement was arrested once again for posing as a deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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